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Samantha Tse
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."


Sam Tse (she/her/hers) is a music therapy intern who graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2023. Sam started at Pacific as a music therapy major, adding her psychology minor and performance major in 2020, studying viola with Igor Veligan. Alongside her pursuit of personal growth in these fields, Sam has advocated for minorities in music. Collaborating with colleagues, she created "Seats at the Table," a project that brought awareness to women and BIPOC composers without diminishing the importance of other well-known composers. During her time at Pacific, Sam performed in the 2022 Conservatory's Honors Recital, co-founded the A String Quartet, and was an active member of the University Symphony Orchestra, 28/78 New Music Ensemble, Conservatory Student Senate, and a professional music fraternity: Mu Phi Epsilon.

Within her fieldwork experiences, Sam had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with many difference populations. Her favorite experience was working at a medical center in the acute pediatrics unit. In that semester of fieldwork, she never knew who she was going to see each day. She got to meet new people every day and work with people from diverse backgrounds, leaving patients with a musical hospital experience. 

In her free time, Sam enjoys baking snickerdoodles, checking out local coffee shops, and exploring the outdoors. She is looking forward to this internship chapter of her life, as she meets new people and develops her music therapy skills!